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Freshman Guide


Welcome Our small classes enable you to get to know your professors. Our friendly campus allows you to join the fun, become a leader, or both. We offer more than 100 future-focused degrees, opportunities for internships with regional employers, and flexible learning options.


DEGREES: APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Applied Science (online)* Bachelor of Science Animation Technology* Electrical Engineering Technology* Organizational Leadership (online option available)

Associate of Applied Science Automotive Technology Computer Graphic Technology General Technology Electronics Technology Legal Studies Office Management Technology Welding Technology Workforce Leadership Unmanned Aerial Systems

H E A LT H S C I E N C E S

Master of Science

Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Imaging Sciences – Diagnostic Medical Sonography* – Leadership (online)*

Bachelor of Science Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Radiography Surgical Technology

Certificate of Proficiency Emergency Medical Technology

S C I E N C E , T E C H N O L O G Y, E N G I N E E R I N G , A N D M AT H E M AT I C S

Bachelor of Science Biology

– Biological Science – Biomedical Professions Chemistry – Biochemistry – Professional Chemistry Engineering** – Electrical – Mechanical Geoscience Information Technology Mathematics

Associate of Science C O M M U N I C AT I O N , L A N G U A G E S , A RT S , A N D S O C I A L S C I E N C E S

Bachelor of Arts

Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Certificate Programs

English

Automotive Technology Computer Graphic Technology Diesel Technology

History Media Communication

Elementary Education K-6

Music***

Middle Childhood Education 4-8

Electronics Technology Industrial Electronics & Electronics Maintenance Office Management Technology Robotics Sustainable Energy Technologies Welding Workforce Leadership

Political Science

Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Business Administration (online) Finance International Business Marketing

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science with Teacher Licensure

Psychology

Biology 7-12

Rhetoric and Writing

English 7-12

Spanish

History with Social Studies 7-12

Studio Art

Mathematics 7-12

Theatre

Bachelor of Science BUSINESS

E D U C AT I O N

Criminal Justice Graphic Design

Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of General Studies* Associate of Arts Associate of General Studies

Spanish K-12

Bachelor of Music Education Music Education – Instrumental K-12*** Music Education – Vocal K-12***

Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Education * Student required to complete an associate degree or specific courses before entering bachelor program ** Offered in coordination with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville *** Auditions required


E X P L O R E A L L O F O U R M A J O R S , M I N O R S , A N D C E RT I F I C AT E S O N L I N E : U A F S . E D U / D E G R E E S


Degrees and Programs COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The College of Applied Science and Technology offers career-based degree and certificate programs that combine academic coursework and hands-on learning.

Bachelor of Applied Science (online) Bachelor of Science Animation Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Organizational Leadership (online)

Associate of Applied Science Automotive Technology Computer Graphic Technology Electronics Technology General Technology Legal Studies Office Management Technology Welding Technology Workforce Leadership Unmanned Aerial Systems

Certificate Programs Automotive Technology Computer Graphic Technology Electronics Technology Diesel Technology Industrial Electronics & Electrical Maintenance Office Management Technology Robotics Sustainable Energy Technologies Welding Workforce Leadership


Degrees and Programs COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

AACSB is the highest standard of excellence for postsecondary business education programs – only 5 percent of business programs in the world are AACSB accredited. AACSB schools have the highest quality faculty, offer a relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools. Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting Business Administration Finance International Business Marketing Certificate Programs Certificate of Proficiency in Community Leadership and/or Professional Sales Certificate of Distinction in Student Professional Development


Degrees and Programs C O L L E G E O F H E A LT H S C I E N C E S All health science programs are designed to integrate theory, innovative practice, and technology in classroom and medical settings while informing students about healthcare trends and promoting opportunities for career advancement. Master of Science Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Imaging Sciences -Diagnostic Medical Sonography -Leadership (online) Bachelor of Science Nursing Associate of Applied Science Radiography Surgical Technology Certificate of Proficiency Emergency Medical Technology


Degrees and Programs C O L L E G E O F C O M M U N I C AT I O N , L A N G U A G E S , A RT S , A N D S O C I A L S C I E N C E S Offering a comprehensive education as well as core curricula for most degree programs at UAFS, the College of CLASS provides a broad understanding of the world while developing critical thinking and communication skills that will serve you in every endeavor. Bachelor of Arts English History Media Communication Music Political Science Psychology Rhetoric and Writing Spanish Studio Art Theatre Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Graphic Design Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of General Studies Associate of Arts Associate of General Studies


Minors Anthropology Art History Creative Writing Criminal Justice English History Media Communication Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology Education/Teaching Programs in CLASS Disciplines English 7-12 History with Social Studies 7-12 Music (Instrumental or Voice) K-12 Spanish K-12 Teaching English as a Second Language P-12 Endorsement

Rhetoric and Writing Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech Studio Art Teaching English as a Second Language Theatre


Degrees and Programs C O L L E G E O F S C I E N C E , T E C H N O L O G Y, E N G I N E E R I N G , A N D M AT H E M AT I C S The College of STEM offers programs and courses designed to foster independence, analytical thinking, and problem solving. STEM majors at UAFS are prepared for graduate studies, teaching, and a wide variety of professions in fields spanning technology, engineering, medicine, research, and more. Bachelor of Science Biology -Biological Science -Biomedical Professions Chemistry -Biochemistry -Professional Chemistry Engineering -Electrical -Mechanical Geoscience Information Technology Mathematics Associate of Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Minors Applied Statistics Biology Chemistry Computer Science Geoscience Mathematics Physics Education/Teaching Programs Biology 7-12 Mathematics 7-12


Degrees and Programs S C H O O L O F E D U C AT I O N The School of Education oversees all teacher education programs at UAFS, including teacher licensure programs in partnership with UAFS academic colleges; education baccalaureate programs for the elementary and middle childhood levels; experiential training through professional development schools.

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education K-6 Middle Childhood Education 4-8 Bachelor of Science with teacher Licensure Biology 7-12 English 7-12 History with Social Studies 7-12 Mathematics 7-12 Spanish K-12 Bachelor of Science Instrumental K-12 Vocal K-12 Associate of Applied Science Early Childhood Education Other Programs Pre-K level and Age 3-4 Endorsement Preschool Credential Special Education Resource Room


Our Campus LIVING ON CAMPUS Consider campus housing to take your college experience to the next level. All units are furnished and offer free on-site laundry facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art security. The Lion’s Den residence hall, primarily for first-year students, offers separate men’s and women’s wings, suites with a choice of floor plans, movable furniture, easy access to community kitchens and lounge areas, and an on-site dining hall. Sebastian Commons apartments, primarily for upper-level and married students, offers floor plans with full kitchens, private bedrooms, reserved parking, and volleyball and basketball courts.


Our Campus STUDENT LIFE You don’t have to live on campus to find plenty to do. UAFS has more than 100 registered student organizations you can participate in and many events to attend. Students enjoy free access to events like Block Party, Fair Day on the Verde, Haunted Union, Homecoming, Majors Expo, and baseball, basketball, and volleyball games, as well as intramural sports. Students can view an art exhibit at Windgate Art & Design, watch a UAFS Theatre production at Breedlove Auditorium, or take a yoga class at the Recreation and Wellness Center.


International STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS International Opportunities Maymester: Take a one- to three-week trip to study biology in Belize, business in China, pop culture in Key West, and more. Semester study abroad: Live and study in places such as Japan, South Korea, or Hong Kong. Summer study abroad: Immerse yourself in the language and culture of another land. Spanish language immersion: Spend a summer or semester in Salamanca, Spain.

Myles Friedman Honors Program Experience UAFS as part of a community of high-achieving students focused on collaboration, innovation, research, cultural interaction, and community engagement.

Honors Program Advantages Domestic and international study trips Funded domestic travel Priority registration Reserved on-campus housing


Team Spirit AT H L E T I C S The Lions varsity athletics teams are truly something to cheer about. Competing sports include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, cross-country, and golf, plus men’s baseball and women’s volleyball. OTHER PROGRAMS

Join Numa’s Pride, the student cheering section at arena games. Try out for the cheer and pom squads, which perform at all home games and various regional and national events. Participate in the many intramural sports offered by UAFS.


Money Matters F I N A N C I A L VA L U E Last year UAFS students received more than $54 million in federal, state, and institutional financial aid and scholarships. UAFS offers a high-quality education at a low cost, making it one of the most affordable institutions in the region.

Full-Time Tuition and Fees For One Academic Year (30 Hours)

Annual Tuition

Mandatory Fees

Total

Undergraduate In-State and Border States

$4,989 ($166.30 x 30 hours)

$2,138.50

$7,127.50

Undergraduate Out-of-State

$13,830 ($461 x 30 hours)

$2,138.50

$15,968.50

Undergraduate International

$14,910 ($497 x 30 hours)

$2,138.50

$17,048.50

Numbers based on 2018-2019 tuition/fees.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS We know that you and your family are concerned with how to pay for college. UAFS offers a competitive range of scholarships to help you. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov beginning October 2019. We recommend applying before March 1. To find out more about scholarships, go to admissions.uafs.edu/scholarships.

The financial aid code for UAFS is 001110.


MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

AWARD AMOUNT

Academic Distinction

ACT: 25 High School GPA: 3.5

$19,000 • Up to $4,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,500 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years

Academic Excellence

ACT: 21 High School GPA: 3.0

$15,000 • Up to $3,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,500 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years

Sebastian County Academic Opportunity

ACT: 19 High School GPA: 2.7 Sebastian County Resident FASFA Determined Financial Need

$13,000 • Up to $2,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,500 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years • $500 for books and supplies for 4 years

Academic Opportunity

ACT: 19 High School GPA: 2.7 FASFA Determined Financial Need

$11,000 • Up to $2,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,500 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years Priority deadline November 15 No separate application needed Scholarships awarded based on funding available

PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

AWARD AMOUNT

Chancellor’s Leadership Council

Preferred ACT Score: 25 High School GPA: 3.25

$44,000* • Full tuition and fees over 4 years or until degree completion • $4,416 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for 2 year • $3,268 for on-campus meal plan each year for 2 years

First Bank Corp. Business

ACT Score: 27 High School GPA: 3.5 Seeking a degree in the College of Business

$34,000* • Full tuition and fees over four years or until degree completion • $2,500 toward housing for 2 years

Myles Friedman Honors Program

ACT Score: 27 High School GPA: 3.5

$33,000 • Up to $7,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $2,500 toward housing for 2 years

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering*, and Mathematics)

ACT Score: 26 High School GPA: 3.5 Seeking a degree in STEM

$27,000 • Up to $5,500 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $2,500 toward housing for 2 years

Roland S. Boreham Jr. Engineering Scholarship

Preferred ACT Score: 27 High School GPA: 3.5 Seeking a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

$44,000* • Full tuition and fees over 4 years or until degree completion • Books and supplies for 4 years • $2,000 toward housing for 2 years • Laptop computer Deadline November 15 Separate application needed Estimated Cost based on 2018-2019 tuition/fees


UAFS TUITION PROMISE

Lock in your tuition for up to four years by participating in the UAFS Tuition Promise! Beginning fall 2019 UAFS is extending its commitment to affordability with the UAFS Promise. Through this program first-time entering students will have the same low tuition rate for up to four years of schooling at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, provided they remain on track to graduate within the timeframe of their designated degree. For more information visit uafs.edu/promise.

I N - S TAT E T U I T I O N

Live in a gold state? Save some green! UAFS offers in-state tuition to residents of bordering states.


Now that you have learned more about UAFS, we want to learn more about you and help you take the next big step in your life.

A P P LY Applying is easy and FREE! Here is what you need to submit: Application for admission: uafs.edu/apply Official high school transcripts or GED scores Official ACT or SAT test scores

A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S Spring 2020 - January 2 Fall 2020 - August 2

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For assistance with the application process: 479-788-7120 or admissions@uafs.edu. Immunization records

VISIT UAFS Sign up to attend Den Day, an exciting campus program designed to show you what it means to be a UAFS student. admissions.uafs.edu/admissions/den-day Schedule a campus tour: admissions.uafs.edu/campus-visits


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UAFS Viewbook for Fall 2019  

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